Bouygues Telecom has fully grasped that the Internet of Things (IoT) is now an integral part of our lives. Which means it is essential to the lives of businesses too.
To help them keep pace with this new revolution, the company created Objenious, a subsidiary dedicated to IoT. This start-up with a staff of about thirty uses the LoRa network to connect millions of objects with one another. The subsidiary and its partners provide businesses with sensors adapted to their needs. Data collected with them is securely transferred to the customers’ servers, where it is managed on a special platform. Objenious also aims to create many new business applications by developing relationships with start-ups that use the open innovation approach.
Objenious’ current catalogue of B2B (business to business) and B2B2C (business to business – business to consumer) products has already attracted numerous customers.
For example, the Eure-et-Loir departmental council is going to have a connected ecosystem to gather agriculture-related data on things like the weather and vat levels. Ecotextile will use an Objenious system to collect used textiles more efficiently in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. Trials conducted with several French companies have led to contracts for applications such as the management of transport rounds, remote meter reading, predictive maintenance and geolocation.
So what is LoRa? LoRa is a low data rate technology that enables objects to exchange small packets of data. The advantages of this international standard include battery life of up to ten years and excellent penetration inside buildings